April 26th 2010 8:24 am
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No, I'm not talking about the magic numbers in that show Lost! These numbers are special to me today.
It has been six months since I made my journey to the bridge. In many ways it feels like I've been here a long time with all the orientation, and parties, and my welcome committee job! I'm still finding out secrets about this place, and don't worry - I'll be the first to let you know!
Now, on to 100! Yep, we reached the magic 100 Calvin Collars yesterday! Thanks to Sandy's Mom for purchasing that special numbered collar! And keep it quiet cause Sandy is getting it for her birthday!
Because the 100th Calvin Collar was sold, we were able to sponsor our 4th kitty at Best Friends Animal Society! His name is Sunny, and you can see his picture and read about him at The Cat in the Clover blog. There are a couple of things that make Sunny special. He is an orangie, and when I was living with my former Mommy, I had a brother named Sunny!
Yesterday, our Auntie Eva made her journey to heaven. The Top Cat up here said I could go to the Reunion Gate with her doggie, Taffy. It was so pawsome to see Taffy get all wiggly and happy when she saw her Mommy again!
Well, I gotta go - there is a Cinco de Mayo planning meeting today, and I'm on the food committee!
April 25th 2010 11:11 am
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99 collars around a cat's neck
99 Calvin Collars
Take one down, pass it around
99 collars around a cat's neck . . . . . .
Oh my cats - 99 Calvin Collars have been sold as of today! And that means we're very close to sponsoring a fourth kitty at Best Friends Animal Society!
There is a funny story about Calvin Collar #99. This story is about my lookalike pal, Taz, who is currently drowning his sorrows in cat ale because his Daddy is out of town. His WS (wicked Stepmom) purchased two Calvin Collars. Mawmee got them out of their storage location and moved them to the table in the cat room where she gets stuff ready to be shipped.
Then she went back in the computer room to print out the packaging slip. When she got back to the cat room, Calvin Collar #99 was missing! She looked on the floor . . . . . no collar. She went back in the storage container . . . . no collar.
Where, oh where could Calvin Collar #99 be?
Well, of course, it is in the master bedroom next to Newman's S shaped bed! So, Taz, when you get the Calvin Collar, if it smells like Newman, you'll know why!
MOL . . . . . . . .
April 1st 2010 10:40 am
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My pal, Rebby was talking to me a couple of weeks ago, and he mentioned Rainbow Bridge Day. I asked him about it because I didn't know anything about Rainbow Bridge Day although I did see it on the big, master calendar.
He told me I could read more about it at this forum thread.
Rainbow Bridge Day was started over 20 years ago as a way to remember all of the pets who have crossed the bridge. It is held on April 1st, and your parents are supposed to think of you that day and write you a special note. The note goes in a balloon, and after they finish crying, they let the balloon go.
The balloon ends up here at the bridge, and tonight, we will all sit around and read our notes from our families. If for some reason, a balloon pops before it reaches the bridge, then I think we get extra internet time so we can read the same message that our parents write in our Catster diaries.
So, for all your parents who can't get to a balloon store, you better write something in your angels' diaries so that they can go to the Internet Cafe tonight to read it!
And, I'm not fooling about this - even though it is April Fool's Day, this Rainbow Bridge Day is the real deal!
I'm sorry we don't have a helium tank at the house, and you know how I feel about letting balloons go and animals possibly choking on the pieces, so I'm hoping you get extra internet time tonight to read this note!
I can't help but think of you every single day as I sit at the computer. Your sweet picture is on the wall in a frame with a piece of your hair. Your button is pinned to the quilt hanging on the rack in front of me right next to the towel that Sky's Mom made with your name on it.
I can't go to your Catster page without shedding a few tears. There will never be another cat like you! I only wish I had known you and owned you since you were a kitty. I look at pictures of your namesake, and imagine that you were just as cute. Thank you for giving so much to this family. We will always love you and remember you with smiles on our faces and a soft spot in our hearts.
Mawmee and Daddy
P.S. Newman kisses Violet or Vivien every night as they wait to get fed. I know he misses kissing you!
March 29th 2010 2:40 pm
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Hey, Catsters - did you know there is an Easter egg hunt going on? Well, you better get your glasses on and start looking because that Catster bunny has been hiding 20 eggs all over the place (pet pages, forum posts, blog posts, and Cats 101 articles).
Of course, all us angels already know where all 20 are hidden, and we're not giving out secrets, so you're on your own! However, if you check the forum every day, there will be some hints. And when you find all 20, you have to email a list of all the links to the Catster head bunny at:
Go here to find out about the contest!
And here are the two forums where you can find clues each day:
What I Love About Catster Forum
Plus Fun Forum
You better hurry cause the deadline is Sunday, April 4th, before midnight Catster time.
Okay, I'll give you a clue. I didn't see any eggs on my page, but you might want to check it out yourself! Have fun!
I forgot to tell you about the cool prizes:
The first Catster to find all 20 eggs and get their entry submitted will win 20 Zealies and a $25 gift card from PetSmart! And any Catster who finds all 20 eggs and submits their entry before the deadline will get 20 Zealies.
Pee Ess - the ones I've seen on Catster pages have been on their backgrounds. Now, I'm not allowed to tell you any more secrets or the head bunny up here will put me on basket stuffing duty!
March 17th 2010 8:52 am
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Happy St. Patrick's Day from the land of the rainbows! If you read Samoa's diary, you'll know that today is our 4th Catster anniversary - well, 4th for Autumn, Samoa, Violet, and me! Wowza, so much has happened in those four years, and I have some lifelong pals.
Rocky Ann is throwing a big party in our honor today. After the party, comes the big pot 'o gold distribution. Ooops, I think I just let a secret slip! Oh well, you'll find out when you get here, so I'll just go ahead and tell you.
On St. Patrick's Day, it is a tradition up here that we take pots of gold and put them at the ends of the rainbows for some lucky cat to find. You see, up here at the bridge, we have the arch part of the rainbow. The ends of the rainbow are down on earth.
Once a year, we go to the pot 'o gold room, and each take a pot. Then comes the fun part. We to to the Rainbow Station - it's kind of like a ride at Disney World. We get into a black bucket that looks like a big pot. We hold on to our pot of gold, and we slide all the way down the rainbow until we get to the end. Then we drop off our pot 'o gold, and get back in the black bucket. We go back up the slide, and we're back to the Rainbow Bridge.
Everybody's Rainbow Ride takes them down a different rainbow, so you never know where you're going to end up. Autumn told me last year she was in Texas for her Rainbow Ride! I can't wait to see where I'll end up!
Gotta go - Rocky Ann is motioning me to get my tail over to the St. Patrick's Day party! Don't forget to wear your green or you could get pinched. You should see all the girls trying to pinch me *rolls eyes*!
March 10th 2010 6:50 am
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I stopped by the Internet Cafe this morning and saw that I was a diary pick again! I think that Diary Gal has a crush on me. Thanks to all my pals who left me rosettes for both my diary honors this week!
The other day Mawmee was looking for something and she came across a little pill bottle that had Calvin written on it in black marker. Guess what was inside? Nope, it wasn't my ashes, it was my big giant tooth! She had forgotten all about it. She found a tiny yellow organza bag, and put the tooth inside. Then she put the organza bag inside my memory box that sits on the fireplace mantle.
My ashes are in a container inside the memory box. Lots of other cool stuff is in there too - my collar with my tags, a dried yellow rose, and a dried red rose that friends sent my family after I made my journey, a rainbow bridge poem on pretty vellum paper that my vet sent, a sweet bookmark, and a very special piece from Arnold P.'s Mom. She sent something from her Christmas village because it reminded her of me. It is a little girl playing with an orange cat. During the holidays Mawmee had it sitting on top of the box, but now it's inside the box.
And of course, my pictures are everywhere in the house, so no one is going to forget me anytime soon!
I was sitting next to Rocky Ann at the Internet Cafe today, and she was bragging about little Zack's first diary pick today. She is so proud of Zack and Zoey, and of course, she is so excited that they are in love with Hello Kitty too! Dang, those two are getting more beds and ginormous cat gyms to play on - what pawsome fun they are having in their new home!
Thanks to everyone who said they are going to purr for Queen Tallulah. She had a pretty rough day when she got her CT scan, but she is home resting now.
I gotta go - Flinders is celebrating her birthday today, and I'm in charge of decorating the Catster Club for her big party tonight! Scooter and Lola said they would help me!
Have a pawsome day . . . . . . . .
March 9th 2010 3:45 pm
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You'll be sportin' the green if you win the St. Patrick's Day Calvin Collar that is being given away over at The Cat's Meow blog!
Stop by there and leave a comment to be included in the drawing - March 10 is the deadline - dang, that is tomorrow, so hightail your tail over there. I see it's only for cats in the U.S.
If any of you cats in the non-U.S. need to get your green on, you can check out the St. Paddy's Day Calvin Collars over at The Cat in the Clover!
I'm gonna be a leprechaun in the St. Patrick's Day play we're doing up here at the bridge. I was tricked into doing the part because I thought leprechauns took naps under bridges, but apparently a troll does that. I should have signed up for the troll part! I'll know better next time!
March 8th 2010 5:46 am
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Wowza, the Diary Gal gave me my first honor of 2010 today! Thanks, chick, for making me a pick (I've been taking a poetry class up here at the bridge!).
So, what are you going to do today? Sit around in a sunbeam? Eat some treats? Do a poopie in your litterbox?
I've got something else you can add to your list! How about sending some purrs to Queen Tallulah. Her nasty C came back, and today she is going to get a CT scan to have her lungs checked out.
QT - that's what I call her - is a fighter, and so is her Mommy. They are going to do what they can to beat the nasty C. But, beating the nasty C also takes purrs. So start your engines and keep 'em going strong for Tallulah!
I noticed a new litterbox got set up in the cat room yesterday. It had been in the garage since I went to the bridge. It was the litterbox that Mawmee put in the sunroom when I was sick.
When Daddy handed it to her, he said, I thought you didn't like this litterbox because they pee back in the corner, and it's hard to scoop. She told him that I was the corner pee-er. It made her a little sad to think that the corner pee-er is gone.
I know she thinks about me every time she makes a Calvin Collar, so I think it's better to be thought about while she is crocheting rather than cleaning up pee wees!
I gotta go. I'm on the St. Patrick's Day decorating committee, and we're having a meeting this morning. Have a pawsome day!
March 4th 2010 3:14 pm
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I've been giving Mawmee inspiration from the bridge. In addition to my Calvin Collars for different holidays, she has been making some extra special ones.
There is the For the Cure collar which will help her with the big walk she is doing with some other Catster Moms in November. The coolest purchase of this collar is Queen Tallulah. QT is a survivor of mammary cancer, so this is a perfect Calvin Collar for her. Look how pretty she is with her special pink collar!
And if any of you kitty nurses need a special collar, there are two Nurse Calvin Collars. You can check them out here and here!
And I told her we needed a special collar for all the pirate kitties. Check out the cool pirate map on this collar!
Thanks again, for keeping my spirit alive through all the collar purchases. I'm so happy that we have sponsored three kitties at Best Friends Animal Society!
March 2nd 2010 7:40 pm
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I'm really excited to tell you some news! The 75th Calvin Collar was just sold tonight at The Cat in the Clover Etsy shop, and that means it is time to sponsor another kitty at Best Friends Animal Society.
My pal Louis LeBeau is having his 10th birthday this month, and his Mom bought him a Calvin Collar for his birthday - how pawsome!
Homer is the first cat that we've sponsored this year. Every time a Calvin Collar is sold, $1 is kept aside, and when $25 is reached, we sponsor an orange kitty. Homer is one handsome mancat, and I sure hope he finds a forever home really soon!
Thanks to all my pals who have helped us reach this goal. We've sponsored three kitties at Best Friends since I made my journey to the bridge: Cheeze, Sebastian, and now Homer!
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